The juvenile division is responsible for filing all juvenile offender cases and child in need of care cases occurring in Geary County.
A juvenile offender is any person between the ages of 10 and 18 that have committed a crime. Our office has several options when it comes to filing charges against these juveniles. The 8th Judicial District has implemented a youth court program and a diversion program which are offered to first time offenders if they are eligible.
A child in need of care case can be filed when allegations of abuse, neglect or runaway behavior is being alleged. These cases can be referred to us by SRS or law enforcement. A petition is filed in court and is brought before the juvenile judge.